Guillermo Salas

 Associate Professor of Biology

Mr. Salas graduated in 1982 from The University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. He worked as Medical Technologist in the Clinical Chemistry department of Pathlab, a reference clinical laboratory that later became Quest Diagnostics.

 

In an effort to expand his knowledge and skills in the clinical laboratory, in 1988 he transferred to the Diagnostic Microbiology department. A section of the laboratory that he found both: challenging and fulfilling. It was through his work in this department that Mr. Salas developed his appreciation for diagnostic Microbiology. In 1996, Mr. Salas completed his degree of Master of Science in the field of Immunology from U.T. El Paso. In the Fall of 1997, he became part of the Biology adjunct faculty of El Paso Community College teaching Anatomy and Physiology. While working for EPCC, Mr. Salas continued working as a Medical Technologist for Quest Diagnostics until 1999, when the lab closed operations here in El Paso. He then started teaching at Park University, and later at the Clinical Laboratory Science program at UTEP. In the Spring of 2000, Mr. Salas opened the first course of Microorganisms and Diseases (BIOL 2420) at Mission del Paso.

 

Guillermo Salas

He became a full time lecturer of EPCC in 2004 and completed his tenure in 2010. Mr. Salas is currently the coordinator for the Biology department at Mission Del Paso, and is the liaison for the Service Learning Program. He’s a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP); the American Society of Microbiology (ASM); and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS).

 

 

 Courses

BIOL 2401: Anatomy and Physiology I

Emphasizes the study of biological molecules, body organization, and correlated structure and function of the human integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Provides laboratory exercises that demonstrate and support lecture topics.

 

BIOL 2402: Anatomy and Physiology II

Emphasizes correlated structure and function of the human cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and immune systems. Provides laboratory exercises that demonstrate and support lecture topics.

 

BIOL 2420: Microorganisms and Diseases

Surveys microorganisms important to humans, emphasizing pathogenicity, laboratory exercises in diagnostic procedures, determination of pathogenicity, and immune responses to more common pathogens. Requires unscheduled observation visits to the laboratory.

 

BIOL 1406: General Biology-Science Majors I
Provides a cellular and molecular biology course for science majors participating in a natural and physical science academic program. Introduces the physical, chemical organization, and origin of living organisms. Includes cell structure and function, metabolism, classical and molecular genetics, gene regulation and genetic engineering, cell reproduction and evolution as main topics.

 

BIOL 1407: General Biology – science majors II

Continues BIOL 1406. General Biology course designed for science majors. Studies the reproduction and development, classical and molecular genetics, ecology, evolution, and an introduction to the diversity of the prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plant and animal kingdoms from a taxonomic, morphological, and physiological standpoint. Laboratory required.

 

BIOL 1408: Introductory Biology – Non-science majors

Provides an introductory Biology course designed for non-majors who are interested in a conceptual approach to biological topics. Introduces the nature of science, the characteristics and diversity of life, cellular basis of life, evolutionary adaptation and classification, cell reproduction and genetics. Promotes discussion of how these topics relate to current issues, such as genetic engineering, biotechnology and problems facing modern society.

 

MEDL 3203: Clinical Microbiology I (Routine Clinical Bacteriology)

 

MEDL 3204: Clinical Microbiology II (Anaerobic Bacteriology, Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology

 

 

 Contact Information

Campus:

Mission del Paso

Room:

A-108

Office:

(915) 831-7106

Email:

gsalas18@epcc.edu

 

 

 Office Hours

Monday:

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday:

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday:

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday:

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday:

11:00 am -  3:00 pm

 

If you can’t see me at these times, I’ll be happy to arrange a time to meet with you.